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A Simple & Easy-To-Understand Overview of Covenant Theology (1 of 3) With Comments On Dispensationalism, Baptists, Baptism, etc. by Dr. Matthew McMahon (Free MP3)
A Simple & Easy-To-Understand Overview of Covenant Theology (2 of 3) With Comments On Dispensationalism, Baptists, Baptism, etc. by Dr. Matthew McMahon (Free MP3)
A Simple & Easy-To-Understand Overview of Covenant Theology (3 of 3) With Comments On Dispensationalism, Baptists, Baptism, etc. by Dr. Matthew McMahon (Free MP3)
A work that introduces beginners to Reformed Theology.
"Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto." - Galatians 3:15 (KJV)
Dispensationalism & Covenant Theology Contrasted Regarding Salvation, Interpretation by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
The Covenant of Life (Part 1, WCF Exposition 7.1-7.3) by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
The Covenant of Life (Part 2, WCF Exposition 7.4-7.6) by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
Covenant God and His Promises by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
Covenant Theology & Its Implications, Foundations Of Biblical Interpretation by Greg Price (Free MP3)
Covenant Theology & Its Implications, Foundations Of Biblical Interpretation by Greg Price (Free Video)
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children; To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them." - Psalm 103:17-18 (KJV)
Are You Reformed? (1/2) What Is Reformation (Covenant) Theology? Are Baptists, Dispensationalists & 4 Point Calvinists Reformed? by Dr. Matthew McMahon (Free MP3)
Are You Reformed? (2/2) What Is Reformation (Covenant) Theology? Are Baptists, Dispensationalists & 4 Point Calvinists Reformed? by Dr. Matthew McMahon (Free MP3)
"Arminians [argue-GB] - A confession [Covenant-GB] is not a rule of faith it hath not the lowest place in the Church. The Covenant written and sealed in Nehemiah's time was a secondary rule of faith [in the same sense as the PRCE's fourth term of communion-GB] and a rule in so far as it agreed with the Law of Moses, for they enter in a curse and an oath to walk in God's law, not to give their sons and daughters in marriage to the heathen, not to buy victuals from the heathen on the Sabbath, to charge themselves to give money to maintain the service of God.(Nehemiah 9:38, 10:1-3, 29-32). Which written Covenant was not Scripture; and Acts 15, the decrees of the Synod was not formally Scripture, yet to be observed as a secondary rule." - Samuel Rutherford, A Free Disputation Against Pretended Liberty of Conscience, 1649, p. 25 - as cited in Greg Barrow's book The Covenanted Reformation Defended (free at https://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualNLs/covrefgb.htm and on the Puritan Hard Drive).
The Covenant of Works - Genesis Commentary #12 by Dr. Matthew McMahon (Free MP3)
Man's Misery by the Fall and the Covenant of Grace, Body of Divinity #16 by Thomas Watson (Free MP3)
Christ the Mediator of the Covenant and His Prophetic Office (Body of Divinity #17) by Thomas Watson (Free MP3)
Puritan Sermons 1659-1689 Vol. 5 #11 (1 of 2): The Covenant of Grace - Samuel Annesley, Cripplegate Morning Exercises
Puritan Sermons 1659-1689 Vol. 5 #12 (2 of 2): The Covenant of Grace - Samuel Annesley, Cripplegate Morning Exercises
On the Duty of Covenanting and the Permanent Obligations of Religious Covenants... by William Roberts (Free SWRB MP3)
God Establishing the Covenant of Works with Adam by Dr. Joel Beeke (Free MP3)
Amazing Covenant Love by Dr. Joel Beeke (Free MP3)
The Establishment of Covenant Law in Genesis (Genesis 1:1 - 8 of 8) Genesis Commentary #8 by Dr. Matthew McMahon (Free MP3)
Public Covenanting - Jonathan Edwards On Covenant Theology And Social Covenanting by Jonathan Edwards (Free MP3)
Permanence of Covenant Obligation, Covenanters, Covenanting, Covenanted Reformation, Solemn League & Covenant, Covenant Theology by Omicron (Free MP3)
Another instance in which posterity is recognized in covenant obligation is found in Joshua 9:15. This covenant was made between the children of Israel and the Gibeonites. Between four and five hundred years after that time, the children of Israel are visited with a very severe famine, in the days of David. 2 Sam. 21:1. And it is expressly declared by the Lord that, 'It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites.' And at the same time, v. 2, that very covenant is recognized, and the breach of it is stated, as being the formal reason of the divine displeasure. Now, had it not been for this covenant, the extirpation of the Gibeonites would not have been imputed to Israel as a thing criminal; for they were comprehended in Canaanitish nations, which God had commanded them to root out. - William L. Roberts, The Reformed Presbyterian Catechism (1853, emphases added), pp. 139-140, on the Puritan Hard Drive.
Covenanting: The Distinguishing Practice of our Reforming Ancestors by John Brown of Haddington (Free MP3)
The Anglosphere's Broken Covenant: The Importance of the Solemn League & Covenant #1 (Free MP3)
The Solemn League and Covenant-a document which we cannot help regarding as the noblest and best, in its essential nature and principles, of all that are recorded among the international transactions of the world. - William Hetherington
Covenants & Covenanting (5/7) The Solemn League & Covenant - Greg Price, Covenanter Pastor (FREE VIDEO)
This is the best introduction to the greatest of the international (biblical) attainments of the second Reformation -- the Solemn League and Covenant! It includes the history surrounding the SL&C, the perpetual obligation of this covenant (including how and why it binds various nations outside of the British Isles), at look at some of the details of the Covenant itself, and much more. Must listening for all serious students of the Covenanted Reformation.
It is also important to note the United States and Canada are also bound by this covenant. a. Note who the "all posterity" (as mentioned in the Solemn League and Covenant) includes in a letter written by the Westminster Assembly and sent to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (1644): "Those Winds which for a while do trouble the Aire, do withall purge and refine it: And our trust is that through the most wise Providence and blessing of God, the Truth by our so long continued agitations, will be better cleared among us, and so our service will prove more acceptable to all the Churches of Christ, but more especially to you, while we have an intentive eye to our peculiar Protestation, and to that public Sacred Covenant [i.e. the Solemn League and Covenant - GLP] entered into by both the Kingdomes [Ireland is not formally omitted here, but is omitted only because this English Assembly is addressing the Scottish General Assembly - GLP], for Uniformity in all his Majesties Dominions."- The reference for the quotation comes originally from The Acts Of The General Assemblies Of The Church Of Scotland (1638-1649 inclusive), 4 June 1644, Session 7, "The Letter from the Synod of Divines in the Kirk of England, to the General Assembly", SWRB reprint, 1997, pp. 231, 232, on the Puritan Hard Drive. The original spelling and punctuation have been retained, emphases added.
The Covenanted Reformation Defended, Misrepresentation #3: The Puritan Reformed Church maintains that a church cannot be truly and biblically constituted without formally swearing and adopting the Solemn League and Covenant by Greg Barrow (Free Online Book)
We shall also, according to our places and callings, in this common cause of religion, liberty, and peace of the kingdoms, assist and defend all those that enter into this League and Covenant, in the maintaining and pursuing thereof; and shall not suffer ourselves, directly or indirectly, by whatsoever combination, persuasion, or terror, to be divided or withdrawn from this blessed union and conjunction, whether to make defection to the contrary part, or to give ourselves to a detestable indifferency or neutrality in this cause, which so much concerneth the glory of God, the good of the kingdom, and honour of the king; but shall, all the days of our lives, zealously and constantly continue therein against all opposition, and promote the same, according to our power, against all lets and impediments whatsoever; and what we are not able ourselves to suppress or overcome, we shall reveal and make known, that it may be timely prevented or removed: All which we shall do as in the sight of God. - The Solemn League and Covenant, subscribed by the Westminster Divines in 1643, Article 6.
Preparing for Covenant Renewal - Alexander Henderson, Scottish Covenanter, Westminster Divine (Free MP3)
Covenanting and God's Blessing and Wrath by John Guthrie (Free MP3)
Nor is it unknown in this honourable, reverend and wise audience, what errors and heresies in doctrine, what superstition and idolatry in worship, what usurpation and tyranny in government, what cruelty against the souls and bodies of the saints have been set on foot, exercised and executed for many generations, and now of late by the Roman church: all which we hope, through the blessing of God upon this work, shall be brought to an end. Had the Pope at Rome the knowledge of what is doing this day in England, and were this covenant written on the plaster of the wall over against him, where he sits, Belshazzar-like in his sacrilegious pomp, it would make his heart to tremble, his countenance to change, his head and mitre to shake, his joints to loose, and all his cardinals and prelates to be astonished. - Alexander Henderson, speaking at the signing of the Solemn League and Covenant
For you are to swear to such things which you are bound to endeavour after, though you did not swear. Your swearing is but only a new, and another bond to tie you to the obedience of the things you swear unto; which are so excellent and so glorious, that if God give those that take it to heart to keep it, it will make the three kingdoms the glory of the world. And as one of the reverend commissioners of Scotland said, when it was first taken in a most solemn manner at Westminster, by the Parliament and Assembly; that if the Pope should have this Covenant written upon a wall over against him sitting in his Chair, it would be unto him like the hand writing to Belshazzar; causing his joints to loose and his knees to smite one against another. And I will add, that if it be faithfully and fully kept, it will make all the Devils in hell to tremble, as fearing lest their kingdom should not stand long. - Edmund Calamy, The Great Danger of Covenant-Refusing and Covenant-Breaking (1645), pp. 5-6
Who Are The Covenanters? The Scottish Puritans & the Covenanted Reformation by Dr. Michael Wagner (Free MP3)
The topics treated are not adapted to the tastes of many in this age, and to most persons the principles discussed will be as riddles -- quite enigmatical (Ps. 128:2). The testimony of Christ's witnesses has never been acceptable to the world, least of all to backsliders. Nevertheless, there is warrantable ground to expect that what is contained in the following pages will be helpful to some in following ages, who may be moved by the Spirit of God to inquire and search for the "landmarks which the fathers have set." Among these will be found that grand "international document," the Solemn League (and Covenant - RB), ready to be placed in the foundation of the millennial temple. "When the Lord shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory," and, with an eye to that highest and most desirable end, this contribution is with humble confidence committed to his patronage. - David Steele,Reminiscences: Historical and Biographical of a Ministry in the Reformed Presbyterian Church, During 53 Years,  SWRB reprint 1997, pp. 3-4, on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"These modern pigmies are too far dwarfed in intellectual stature to measure the altitude, of our glorious Covenanted Reformation - a Reformation which, imbedded in the law and the covenant of God, has already brought civil and ecclesiastical freedom to many millions; and which is doubtless destined to be laid in the foundation of reconstructed society in the millennial period of the world." - The Reformed Presbytery, A Short Vindication of Our Covenanted Reformation, 1879, p. 4.
Puritan (Westminster, Covenanter) Fast Sermons (1640 to 1653), Complete 34 Volume Set, by Many Prominent English Puritans, Westminster Divines and Scottish Covenanters of the Second Reformation (Including Rutherford, Watson, Owen, Manton, Gillespie) (Digital Downloads, SWRB PDF)
The church is a permanently existing body. It has undergone, indeed, several changes in its external administration, but it is the same now that it was when first constituted. The church in the wilderness of Sinai is identical with the church in the days of Adam and Eve, and continues still the same moral person in the nineteenth century. The removal by death of individual members, does not destroy the identity of the moral person, which remains unaffected by the removal of a thousand generations. Covenant obligation entered into by the church, in any given period, continues of perpetual obligation throughout all succeeding generations, and that too, on the recognized principle that the church continues the same moral person. - David Scott, Distinctive Principles of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, pp. 61-63, 1841, on the Puritan Hard Drive
The Noahic Covenant - Genesis Commentary #20 by Dr. Matthew McMahon (Free MP3)
Abram and Cutting the Covenant - Genesis Commentary #29 by Dr. Matthew McMahon (Free MP3
Infant Baptism as Covenant Keeping, Reformed Theology - Greg Price (Free MP3)
Believers, Infant, Family, Household or Credo Baptism, Powerful Biblical Overview by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies. - Psalm 25:10 (KJV)
Baptism - For Infants or Believers? Sprinkling or Immersion? What IS Baptism? by W. J. Mencarow (Free MP3)
Dr. Reg Barrow demonstrates how social covenanting and close communion were practiced by John Calvin in Geneva. Furthermore, Dr. Barrow demonstrates that John Calvin, in his desire to uphold sola Scriptura and promote further Reformation, saw the faithful implementation of these two ordinances (social covenanting and close communion) as the means ordained of God to extend, protect, and consolidate the work of the Holy Spirit -- in the individual, civil, and (especially) the ecclesiastical battle against the man of sin in his day. Modern Calvinists have been told little about what Calvin really stood for -- concerning many important areas of thought. The specific information included in this title, regarding God's work through Calvin, is once again being made available (for those with eyes to see) through the research, publications and web site of Still Waters Revival Books. If you are interested in real Reformation and you don't mind owning up to the hard truths of Scripture promoted by our Reformed forefathers, then you will find this item a meaty little snack pointing you toward the main course found in Anderson's Alexander and Rufus, which Barrow here reviews.
God's Covenant Of Grace In Christ With Abraham by David Silversides (Free MP3)
Vindiciae Legis: or, A Vindication of the Moral Law and the Covenants, from the Errors of Papists, Arminians, Socinians, and more especially, Antinomians (1647) by Anthony Burgess (Digital Download, SWRB PDF)
That public, social covenanting is an ordinance of God, obligatory on churches and nations under the New Testament; that the National Covenant and the Solemn League are an exemplification of this divine institution; and that these Deeds are of continued obligation upon the moral person; and in consistency with this, that the Renovation of these Covenants at Auchensaugh, Scotland, 1712 was agreeable to the word of God. - Reformed Presbytery, The Six Points of the "Terms of Ministerial and Christian Communion in the Reformed Presbyterian Church" as listed at the end of The Act, Declaration, and Testimony for the Whole of Our Covenanted Reformation, 1761, 1876, on the Puritan Hard Drive.
Blake's work is a master treatise on Covenant Theology. It follows the formula laid down in the Westminster Confession and demonstrates every aspect of biblical covenant theology from a systematic and well thought through argument. As it was said of John Owen's "Death of Death in the Death of Christ" so it may be said of this work as well -- Blake doth exhaust the argument. This is a tome of the highest caliber on a topic that is most needful to be understood by the Evangelical Church today - Covenant Theology and inclusion in the Covenant of God.
In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the Lord. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. - Psalm 15:4 (KJV)
... it (the Westminster Assembly-RB) was the most important event in the century in which it occurred; and that it has exerted, and in all probability will yet exert, a far more wide and permanent influence upon both the civil and the religious history of mankind than has generally been even imagined. - William Hetherington, History of the Westminster Assembly of Divines, 1856, p. 17, on the Puritan Hard Drive.
I. The distance between God and the creature is so great, that although reasonable creatures do owe obedience unto Him as their Creator, yet they could never have any fruition of Him as their blessedness and reward, but by some voluntary condescension on God's part, which He has been pleased to express by way of covenant.
II. The first covenant made with man was a covenant of works, wherein life was promised to Adam; and in him to his posterity, upon condition of perfect and personal obedience.
III. Man, by his fall, having made himself incapable of life by that covenant, the Lord was pleased to make a second, commonly called the covenant of grace; wherein He freely offers unto sinners life and salvation by Jesus Christ; requiring of them faith in Him, that they may be saved, and promising to give unto all those that are ordained unto eternal life His Holy Spirit, to make them willing, and able to believe.
IV. This covenant of grace is frequently set forth in scripture by the name of a testament, in reference to the death of Jesus Christ the Testator, and to the everlasting inheritance, with all things belonging to it, therein bequeathed.
V. This covenant was differently administered in the time of the law, and in the time of the Gospel: under the law it was administered by promises, prophecies, sacrifices, circumcision, the paschal lamb, and other types and ordinances delivered to the people of the Jews, all foresignifying Christ to come; which were, for that time, sufficient and efficacious, through the operation of the Spirit, to instruct and build up the elect in faith in the promised Messiah, by whom they had full remission of sins, and eternal salvation; and is called the Old Testament.
VI. Under the Gospel, when Christ, the substance, was exhibited, the ordinances in which this covenant is dispensed are the preaching of the Word, and the administration of the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper: which, though fewer in number, and administered with more simplicity, and less outward glory, yet, in them, it is held forth in more fullness, evidence, and spiritual efficacy, to all nations, both Jews and Gentiles; and is called the New Testament. There are not therefore two covenants of grace, differing in substance, but one and the same, under various dispensations.
- The Westminster Confession of Faith (Original Edition), Chapter 7, Of God's Covenant with Man, on the Puritan Hard Drive
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